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RC planes are radio-controlled planes that are fun for both children and adults. The toys have been popular for decades. A handheld transmitter that is used as a remote control operates the plane. The transmitter generally has joysticks and an antenna, which control the movement of the plane. RC planes fly around the air in an open space or outdoors.

Types of RC Planes

Used RC planes vary in sizes. There are several types as well, including park flyers and trainers. Beyond playing with them as toys, a number of people fly the planes as a serious hobby. They may operate RC planes with glow plug engines or electrical-powered engines as well as sailplane air crafts. Miniature internal combustion engines are also popular within the small planes. Jets, pylon racers, helicopters, and other types are also available.

Secondhand RC planes may be replicas of historical planes that were flown for wars or other commercial aviation. Exact dimensions and designs are scaled down to fit the RC models identically. RC planes may also come as a kit that needs to be assembled and constructed, but used RC planes may already be pre-assembled by previous owners.

Prices of RC Planes

The prices of RC places varies greatly depending on factors like the condition of the planes and the accessories included. Replica planes, like the RC Plane Mentor T34 or Trojan T28, can cost anywhere from ZAR 1 200 to ZAR 3 300. However, standard RC planes in South Africa cost around ZAR 600 to ZAR 950. Many sellers will negotiate the price or even want to make a trade.

Buyers should always inquire about batteries, motors, and the handheld transmitters. These will each affect the price as well. It is ideal to get brand new RC planes that still come in their original packaging. This mostly likely means it needs to be built and will include all the required pieces.

A great way to expand on a hobby is to buy used RC planes rather than paying top dollar for them, especially if people are trying to get a feel for the sport. Children love getting radio-controlled planes for Christmas or birthdays but adults also enjoy flying the them in competitions.